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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 18, 2011

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Comments: thems a lot of hexes...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Sunny and Steep : Steep Thrills (5.12a) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 18, 2011

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Comments: haha, what this photo does not show is me hanging for ten minutes before this. Its easy to look strong after a good rest... Definitely the crux of the route for me though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : January Rush (5.8+ PG13)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 14, 2011

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Comments: Those moves on the arete moving left are way cool. Very exciting definitely on both ends of the rope.

We ended up topping out on a spire and doing a ~20m rap to the anchors on Rush Buick from a small tree with a bunch of slings on it. Mildly sketchy IMO.

This is Eldo adventure climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Emergency Brake (5.9+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 14, 2011

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Comments: I ended up at the anchors for Rush Buick via a thin crack that went straight up after a short traverse right from the last bolt. A fun route worth doing if you're in the area.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Jagged Mountain : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 9, 2011

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Comments: Very cool! I want to go back sometime this summer and spend a couple days up there. There was a lot of very good looking rock, and very remote.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Jagged Mountain : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Feb 9, 2011

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Comments: Uhhh, yeah, I think so.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Practice Rock : Regular Route (5.11b)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 22, 2011

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Comments: This is a great first aid climb. Make sure if you set up the anchor prior you extend the sling over the lip, otherwise it is difficult to reach.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : That Hideous Strength (5.11)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 22, 2011

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Comments: Thats awesome you found this new route, Bernard. Goes to show there is a lot still waiting up at Lumpy if you look for it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Vasodilator (5.13a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 14, 2011

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Comments: I was up in the area today and it looked perfectly dry.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Kindergarten Rock : West Face : Sword in the Stone (5.8)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: Yo Bill, go get on Over the Rainbow and rewrite my route description! I may just not be suited for Garden of the Gods climbing! I'd like to think there's a great route buried under that choss.


Location: Mark Cushman : Misc Pictures : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 27, 2010

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Comments: definitely chockstone. great route nonetheless


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Men at Work (5.11)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 27, 2010

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Comments: I did this climb over the summer and got off of it BARELY with a 60m. YMMV.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : East Face : Snuggles to Fall Crack (5.8+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 27, 2010

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Comments: Fall Crack is perfectably protectable with a wide cam. I think I used a #4.5 Camalot equivalent.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Center Route (5.9+)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 15, 2010

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Comments: When that chockstone goes, I hope nobody is on it, below it, or even near it....


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Amphitheater
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: Go climb 'em and let us know!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Angel's Way (5.2)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 9, 2010

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Comments: Pulled some bail gear off this today. If you want it back, pm me.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Ozone Direct (5.10b) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 6, 2010

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Comments: Looks like I was aiding that day....


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sheep's Nose : Lost in Space (5.9)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 6, 2010

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Comments: I have tried to do this climb 3 times now and I'm pretty sure I got it right the last time. The problem is you didn't start in the right spot, but you actually did end up on the correct route for the last half.

Look at my picture for my interpretation of the correct route.

My interpretation of Lost in Space.
My interpretation of Lost in Space.



Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: I got crippled by drag on this today right above the roof. Take enough slings!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 30, 2010

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Comments: Protection eez what you put in ze wife, yes?


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: It is completely possible to rap with one 60m rope off the summit.

1st: Rap from the summit to the shoulder at the top of Center Route.
2nd: Rap off the normal anchors at the top of Center Route, trending climber's right to the top of the 3rd pitch of Turf Spreader. There is one bolt and a slung nest here that you can rap off of. ~90ft!! Tie knots!!!
3rd: Rap off these anchors and trend back left to a double bolt anchor. Big pendulum here!
4th: Rap straight down to a hidden anchor ~60-70 feet ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: It is completely possible to rap with one 60m rope off the top of this climb.

1st: Rap from the summit to the shoulder at the top of Center Route.
2nd: Rap off the normal anchors at the top of Center Route, trending climber's right to the top of the third pitch of Turf Spreader. There is one bolt and a slung nest here that you can rap off of. ~90ft!! Tie knots!!!
3rd: Rap off these anchors and trend back left to a double bolt anchor. Big pendulum here!
4th: Rap straight down to a hidden anchor... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome
By: Phil Lauffen When: Nov 3, 2010

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Comments: Currently the approach to The Dome is blocked by two sets of police tape. I don't know when they are going to be taken down. Probably a good idea to not climb at The Dome currently.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : Romulan Territory (5.10a)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 31, 2010

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Comments: This climb is one big lieback. Gear is tough to place in the flared features, as is typical of Lumpy, but overall I never felt scared due to runouts. You will get ten feet above gear, but there is nothing to hit. I found that on the second pitch when you enter the "double lieback" section (you'll know what I'm talking about), there are good C3s in a crack above and behind you to the left.

The key to success on this climb is managing your head. None of the individual moves are difficult! However... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Valley Park : South Side Area : Main Boulder aka The Wedge : Floater aka Center Route (V5)
By: Phil Lauffen When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: I've seen people bump off that hold, I don't use it. I don't think it changes the rating significantly.


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